Konnecting the photography community under one roof
Kumbhar means potter & wada means settlement. In the picturesque community of Dharavi, in Mumbai is home to 5000 potter families; they live in an area called Kumbharwada, spread across 13 acres. Many are 6th or 7th generation potters, whose ancestors (Kutchi/ Gujarati) migrated here between 1935 and 40. Kumbharwada's highly skilled potters make different items of pottery, which are sold seasonally.
The Kumbharwada community is a unique world within itself. The living layout is simple, right in front of their door step is the pots selling area, once you enter the front door, you pass through the potter’s home, the living area and kitchen, behind their house is the workshop and kiln where the pots are designed and baked.